Hello everyone and welcome to the StencilGirl and Inchie Arts blog hop! I'm excited to be joining my fellow Inchie Arts design team in a hop with the StencilGirl crew! What a fun combination of products in the hands of amazing artists ... It's like the two products were meant for each other!
There are SO MANY ways to use StencilGirl stencils: with paints, sprays, textured mediums, markers, tracing, pastels, inks, Gelli Plate, etc. And because Art Squares are made from a museum quality, 4 ply, archival, acid/lignin free, absorbent, matte board material, they can stand up to all kinds of layers of StencilGirl color and texture!
I put together this 9x12 mixed media canvas (all bold products are linked below in the supply section):
I used these awesome StencilGirl stencils: Tropical Floral, Starfish, Seashells, and Seahorses. They really called my name, since I have an affinity for anything tropical or associated with the sea, and StencilGirl has a wonderful variety of stencils! I also used three different shapes and sizes of Inchie Arts Art Squares: Swatch (2" x 4"), Twinchie (2"), and 3".
Here's how it came together:
I airbrushed the background of my canvas with these Copic markers: BG13, BG57, BV02, Y23:
To determine the general placement of each color, I placed the full-sized 9"x12" Tropical Floral stencil over the canvas, then removed it and airbrushed:
Next, I taped the stencil to the canvas using washi tape and used gold, silver and white embossing paste in different areas:
Once all the embossing paste was applied, I removed the stencil to let the embossing paste dry and started working on the accent Art Squares.
For the top of the canvas (shown above), I used a Swatch Art Square (2" x 4") and colored it directly with a combination of Copic BG53 on top, fading into darker BG57 on the bottom (shown below, left). Then one of the smaller Seahorses stencil was used with silver embossing paste and a bubble stencil from the Starfish stencil with white embossing paste. After the embossing paste was dry, I glued the Art Square to the canvas:
The Starfish stencil was used directly on the canvas, with silver embossing paste. Gold and white embossed bubbles were added around the starfish. For the nautilus shell I used a Twinchie Art Square (2") and covered it with gold embossing paste and let it dry. Once dry, I used the nautilus shell from the Seashells stencil with white embossing paste:
In the lower center of the canvas I used a 3" Art Square for the conch shell. To prep the Art Square, I airbrushed Copic markers R20, Y23, E30, and E31 (shown in the left photo below). Next, I placed the Seashell stencil over the Art Square and used gold embossing paste. Once the embossing paste was dry, I went back and colored the areas around the shell with Copic BG13, then white embossing paste bubbles were added. Once the bubbles were dry, I used sparkly Turquoise Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen to highlight them:
The two lower Inchie Arts Twinchies use two brand new beautiful colors of Kirarina WiNK markers: Emerald and Violet!
For the lower left corner I used another Twinchie Art Square and prepped it by coloring Copic BG11 directly onto it (left photo below). Next, I placed the Tropical Floral stencil over the Twinchie and used the brand new beautiful color of Kirarina WiNK marker to trace thru the stencil where I wanted the pretty shimmery Emerald color (right in the photo below):
The Kirarina WiNK marker is opaque and has a gorgeous shimmer to it! Next, I airbrushed a little BV02 on the left corner of the Twinchie, then placed the stencil back over the Twinchie and used silver embossing paste on the "Soul" word:
For the lower right purple Twinchie Art Square, I used another pretty new color of Kirarina WiNK marker, Violet, and scribbled it onto the Twinchie (left photo below). Then I quickly rubbed the color into the Twinchie using a sponge, until the entire surface was covered (right photo below)! I inked small sections at a time and quickly blended the color before it dried. Hopefully you can see all the pretty shimmer on the Twinchie by clicking on the photo for a larger view:
Then the Tropical Floral stencil was placed over the Twinchie and silver embossing paste applied:
The Art Squares really give the canvas a wonderful dimension and as you can see, they stand up to just about whatever you want to put on them!
We'll be choosing one lucky winner to receive:
- A $25 StencilGirl Products Gift Certificate
- 1 Package each of Inchie Arts White 4", 3", ATC (2.50" x 3.50"). and Swatch size (2" x 4") Art Squares!
- One comment per blog.
- Comments close on January 30th at 11:59PM Central -- You can comment on any of the blogs up until the 30th, no matter which day they were featured!
- Winner will be announced on the StencilGirl Facebook Page on January 31.
All comments left on each of the following hop hop participants’ posts will be entered, so please take your time and visit each blog showcased this week and leave a comment. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
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